Sr. Research Scientist LC/MS


Job ID 17-00172

Industry Pharma

Job Type Permanent

Location Bridgewater, NJ

Description

Work for our start up client with tremendous growth potential! This company is developing very innovative and competitive products and is looking for highly capable individuals to join their team. This company has ambitious growth plans with its unique products as a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company.
 

Position Summary: 
The Sr. Research Scientist will support company R&D by developing liquid chromatography- mass spectrometry (LC/MS) test methods, generating impurity profiles for raw materials and developmental products, elucidating degradant structures and degradation mechanisms. The successful candidate will perform job functions in accordance with the OSHA guidelines and ensure full compliance with FDA regulations and standard operating procedures. This position will work closely with Formulation Development team members.
 

Responsibilities: 
Development and application of LC/MS methods and other modern MS methodologies in support of injectable and ophthalmic drug product development; 
Determination of drug degradation mechanisms. 
Identification of impurities and degradants. 
Testing various samples in support of formulation development. 
Preparation of reports, protocols, and other technical documents. 



Qualifications

Qualifications:
A Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry or related field with a focus on mass spectrometry, with 3+ years of experience, or an M.S. with 8+ years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
3 years minimum experience supporting Analytical R&D in regulated industry, familiarity with ICH Guidelines, and world pharmacopeias (USP, EP) are preferred.
 

Technical Skills:
Expertise in one or more of the following areas is a must: tandem MS, high-resolution, accurate-mass MS (HRAM), quantitative MS and LC/MS. 
In-depth understanding of organic reaction mechanisms as pertained to drug product stability studies and drug degradation pathways is highly desired. 
Hands-on experience with different MS platforms (Thermo, SCIEX, Waters, Agilent) and working knowledge of MS data acquisition and analysis software in application to structural elucidation are highly desired. 
Experience with Waters or Agilent chromatographic systems, UHPLC in particular, and knowledge of the Empower software is a plus. 
Desire to learn new techniques and methodologies with goal to implement those in the lab are highly preferred.
Good communication skills as well as attention to detail are required.